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Myanmar’s Military Struggles to Control the Virtual Battlefield

In order to silence opposition to the February coup, Myanmar’s military is vigorously policing the internet as it quashes street protests.

Outside powers and technology companies should endeavour to keep the online space free of interference and deny the junta tools of virtual repression.

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What’s new? 

After first trying to restrict internet use by banning social media platforms, enacting legal changes and ordering night-time outages, the Myanmar military has shut down nearly all access to the web in the wake of the 1 February coup d’état and started establishing a…

Why did it happen?

The military was losing the…

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